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THE BENDERS

 
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ABOUT THE BAND

The Benders have been playing classic rock around Vancouver for years. Whether it's a corporate event, a fundraiser, or party, if you want to get people on the dance floor we're your guys. Call, text, or use the contact form below and let's make it happen.

 

CONTACT

Steve @ 604-728-6685

 
 

BAND MEMBERS

Sum of Talented Parts

MATT HENDERSON

Guitarist

Matt is the only deaf member of the band and has just come off touring with Biff Hitler and the Violent Mood Swings and has worked in the studio with Beast Penis and Captain Crunch & the Cereal Killers. Matt likes to pretend to use several effects pedals; fact is, none of them have batteries in them.

STEVE BOULTBEE

Drummer

Formerly of Alcoholics Unanimous and The Barry White Boys. Steve has a unique style that has caused his band mates to consider getting a drum machine but he has a good heart and can lift heavy stuff.

RON MCARTHUR

Lead Singer/Guitar

Big Mac, Mac or Macktastic are some of the names Ron has used in the past as a male dancer. He has played guitar for the London Philharmonic and really likes the C chord. Before The Benders Ronny played with Betty is not a Vitamin, and Damn you Peter Pan.

STEVE WATKINS

Keys / Vocals

Lanny lives in a home and has not practiced since 1983; he claims the uncertainty makes him sharper. Touring Jamaica with The Dukes of Hazardous Materials and recently helping out on the latest release from Dicky Retardo has kept him busy. Watch for his new solo project (Four Nurses of the Apocalypse) due out later this year.

DAVE DRAPER

Bass

Dr. Dra has returned to the band after being kicked out for not succumbing to peer pressure. After drinking the kool-aid he is back pounding the funk wrench. Dave has worked with Meaty Pants, Psychic Buddhist Gorilla, and Those Darn Accordions and turned down Was I Naked? to rejoin the Benders.

MIKE BLACK

Percussion / Vocals

Mike is new to clothing as he was raised as a Mandingo warrior. Sometimes when the spirit moves him he goes back to the ways of the Serengeti. If this happens during the performance please stand back. Mike comes to us from Goldfish Do not Bounce and a short stint as the lead accordionist in Inflatable Grandpa.

JT PLATT

Sax

JT speaks no English and yet he has managed to work as a British spy for years. He has played most recently in the studio with JFKFC and will be touring this year with Amputatoe. We're lucky to have him.

 

OCT 5TH 2019           THE RAVEN PUB

1052 Deep Cove Rd. North Vancouver
8:30 - 11:30

 

SET LISTS

 

All Right Now / Free

Are You Gonna Go My Way? / Lenny Kravitz

Jenny - Blink 182

Lets Get it Started - Black Eyed Peas

Are You Gonna Be My Girl? - Jet

Small Things - Blink 182

Miss you - Rolling Stones

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Do it again - Steely Dan

Don't let me down - Beatles

Birthday - Beatles

Black Magic Woman - Santana

Can't You See / Marshall Tucker Band

Desire / U2

Domino / Van Morrison

Evil Ways - Santana

Feelin' Alright / Joe Cocker

Don't Change Horses / Boneshakers

Good Lovin'/ Young Rascals

Hard to Handle / Black Crows  

I Feel Good / James Brown

I Want You Back / Jackson 5  

Into the Mystic / Van Morrison

Sex Machine  / James Brown

I Wish - Stevie Wonder

Listen to the Music / Doobie Brothers

Margaritaville /Jimmy Buffet

Long Train Runnin' / Doobie Brothers

Moondance / Van Morrison

Mustang Sally / The Commitments 

Oye Como Va /  Santana  

Pick up the Pieces / Average White Band

Rock the Casbah / The Clash

Smoke on the Water / Deep Purple

Some Kinda Wonderful  - Grand Funk

Superstitious - Stevie Wonder

Swingtown / Steve Miller

Free Ride /  Edgar Winter Group

Taking Care of Business / BTO

Whipping Post / Allman Brothers

Into the Mystic / Van Morrison

Wild Nights / Van Morrison

Wouldn't Want to be Like You / Alan Parsons Project

Get Ready /Sam & Dave

Ain't too  Proud to Beg -Rolling Stones

Peg / Steely Dan

Do it again / Steely Dan

I shot the sheriff / Clapton; Marley

Let's Dance / Bowie

Reeling in the years / Steely Dan

Plus 1000's of others

These are some of the songs we play, on any given night there are usually a couple of surprises thrown in as well just to keep everyone on their toes.

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